Posted in Uncategorized on Jul 25, 2019
Every day is "Hire-A-Veteran Day" for us, but for everyone else, it falls on July 25th every year. Companies realize the value veterans bring to the workforce with their dedication and loyalty, work ethic, problem-solving, and leadership.
Networking is still the number one way to get a job… probably always will be. Networking is a common practice used in both the military and civilian world. It is the simple act of inquiring around to people you are acquainted with to see if they or anyone they know is in need of your specific skills.
d it works.According to PayScale, 70-80 percent of jobs are found through networking (Belli, 2017).
tworking may seem like an overused word in the civilian world, but trust me, this skill is important to brush up on. No matter if you are currently looking for a new assignment, or gearing u...
A handshake seems like such a menial gesture, that it is often overlooked in everyday life and the interview process. However, there is significant weight behind this gesture in your first impression with people you meet. Think about it...have you ever shook someone’s hand and got an impression from it? Either a weird vibe or instant connection right from the start?
Everybody wants to be personally courted, right? But, how do you set yourself up so that employers are looking for you instead of you looking for them? Here are a few tips, to simplify your next career move.
Posted in Careers on May 30, 2019
Today, for Skilled Trades Day, let's assess the value of skilled trades, and change the stigma that college is the only direction for a meaningful career. Historically, tradesmen became valued professionals with the rise of cities and towns.
A military career has a shelf life. Eventually, it will come to an end. Taking off the uniform for the last time is a mixed bag of emotions; anxiety, confusion, joy, nostalgia, triumph, satisfaction.
Transitioning from military life can be an overwhelming experience. In a matter of months, days even, you go from being surrounded by an ever-present support system, to in some cases being totally alone. A good way to combat that feeling of loneliness is to create a sense of community for yourself.
As the final days of your military service approaches, you’re looking forward to no more 0400 wake-up calls, no more combat boots and fatigues, no more field problems, and deployments. Whether you are leaving the service after two years or thirty, these final days are filled with mixed emotions and an ever growing “To Do” list. In your transition preparation don’t leave any important documents and records behind.
Posted in Careers on Oct 09, 2018
Yes, the economy is in an impressive upswing and, yes, corporations and small businesses alike need to hire to capacity. I dare say, however, be very careful when an employer seems over-anxious to hire large numbers of people quickly.
Posted in Training on Oct 02, 2018
For many military veterans, swapping out combat gear for a shirt and tie can be easier said than done.
But IBM was in Sandy Springs recently to lend a helping hand, assisting veterans transition into cybersecurity careers and other jobs that require technology skills.